North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Pro-active Operation leads to arrests

News / August 06

NERSOU provided significant support for Operation Velvet, a Durham Police led covert investigation targeting the supply of controlled drugs, specifically Heroin and Crack Cocaine within Horden and surrounding areas.

NERSOU provided significant support for Operation Velvet, a Durham Police led covert investigation targeting the supply of controlled drugs, specifically Heroin and Crack Cocaine within Horden and surrounding areas. 

 

The operation was instigated following concerns raised by members of the local community in regards to drugs supply taking place in their neighbourhood as well as the associated environmental issues brought about by this criminal activity. 

 

The covert operation commenced in March 2018 and was finalised in July 2018.  During this time evidence of drug supply was obtained against numerous individuals.

 

The enforcement phase commenced on Wednesday 1st August 2018 and a total of 16 people were arrested for a variety of offences resulting in over 50 detected crimes.  Of those arrested 2 were charged and remanded in custody whilst the remaining 14 were released under investigation.”

© NERSOU 2018